Synthroid is considered to be one of the best drugs for the treatment of low thyroid activity. Along with other medicines, the drug is also prescribed against certain types of thyroid cancer.

Synthroid can be taken before or after food and also without food. It is advised to take the drug at the same time every day for better results. Doctors normally prescribe the drug for lifetime. The drug has to be swallowed and if there is difficulty in swallowing the drug, you can crush the drug and mix it in one or two spoons of water.

Almost every one can take Synthroid as thyroid hormone is present naturally in the body. Well, the drug should not be used if you have a thyroid disorder known as thyrotoxicosis, hart attack or an adrenal problem.

Before Synthroid is prescribed, you have to inform your doctor if you have coronary artery disease, heart disease, anemia, diabetes, clotting problems and pituitary or adrenal gland problems. If you are using insulin or on any diabetic medication, discuss with your doctor before you take Synthroid.

Always follow your doctor’s direction when taking Syntroid. It is also better not to miss any dosage. Well, if a dose is missed there is nothing to worry as it can be taken before the next scheduled dosage. But if it is time for your regular dosage, skip the missed one. Care should be taken that two doses are not taken at the same time.